Steal This Look: A Scandi-Style Kitchen in a Canadian Cabin
Yesterday we featured the Lake Huron cabin of Juli and John Baker, owners of Toronto housewares shop Mjölk. The kitchen, designed with architects Studio Junction, is a harmonious blend of pine, soapstone, brass, and Scandi kitchen accessories. Julie and John kindly shared their sources—from the floor finish to the vintage tea kettle—sources we’ve listed here.
Above: Studio Junction designed cabinets and countertops with Carolina Pine finished in a lye wash and beeswax coating.
Above: Like Juli and John’s Toronto kitchen, their key kitchen tools hang from a long rail under the open shelving.
Above: A wall mounted dish rack holds just-washed dishes to drip dry above the soapstone sink.
Above: John and Juli painted the walls and floors in Benjamin Moore Cloud White (eggshell on the walls, glossy on the floors); $69.99 for a gallon of Aura Interior Paint.
Above: John and Juli worked with The Metal Peddler to design a custom brass rail and set of hooks. An alternate option is a few Oji Masanori’s Large Brass Towel Hanger paired together and mounted on the underside of a shelf. The hanger is $95 at Nalata Nalata.
Above: Coordinating Brass S-Shaped Hooks from Futagami are $24 each also at Nalata Nalata.
Above: The Smeg Retro Refrigerator with built-in freezer comes in several colors; $1,899 for AJ Madison.
Above: The Traditional Aga City60 Electric Range in White is available for £5,495 ($7,289 USD) at Aga Living and other authorized Aga dealers.
Faucet & Fixtures
Above: The wall mounted faucet in unlacquered brass is from American Standard. For something similar, Chicago Faucets Wall Mounted Sink Faucet (540-LDABCP) is also available in the same finish; $204.95 at eFaucets.
Above: The Chicago-Wright Solid Soapstone Sink in un-oiled soapstone measures 30 by 18.5 by 10 inches; $1,418 at Vermont Marble and Granite.
Lighting & Furniture
Above: The PH 5 Pendant Light designed by Poul Henninsen in white is $996 at 2Modern.
Above: Studioilse’s 443 Bench, shown in Danish Oiled American White Oak, is $1,235 for the basic bench at Hive Modern and an additional $685 for a brown or black leather cushion. The bench is also available at Mjölk.
Above: John and Juli chose vintage Jorgen Baekmark dining chairs for the kitchen. A similar style is Hay’s J104 Dining Chair in Grey for $285 at Danish Design Store.
Above: The Copper Kettle, made in Japan, is nickel plated on the inside and finished with wax on the outside; $240 CAD ($184 USD) at Mjölk where it’s temporarily out of stock but you can preorder it now.
Above: The Handwoven Netted Copper Tray is traditionally used in Japanese cooking for frying food. It’s $150 CAD ($115 USD) at Mjölk.
Above: Oji Masanori’s Large Brass Tool Holder is $370 CAD ($284 USD) at Mjölk though temporarily out of stock. It’s also available at Nalata Nalata in New York for $278.
Above: The Kaico Lidded Pot from Koizumi Studio is made in white enamel and wood accents for $120 at Nalata Nalata.
Above: The red kettle in the kitchen is a vintage Antti Nurmesniemi kettle designed for Arabia. You can still find them via Etsy and eBay and for something similar, the Japanese Noda Horo Enamel Teapot in Orange (shown) is £58 ($77 USD) at Labour & Wait.
Above: The Jurgen Lehl Oval Copper Pan is $825 CAD ($630 USD) at Mjölk.
Above: The Jurgen Lehl Round Copper Pan is $775 CAD ($594 USD) at Mjölk.
Tableware & Accessories
Above: The Vipp 16 5 Gallon Pedal Trash Bin is $349 from Vipp.
Above: The Handmade Sussex Garden Trug is made in England and available for $169 at Kaufmann Mercantile. Note: the trug is currently out of stock but contact Kaufmann Mercantile for restock information. For more trugs see our post 10 Easy Pieces: Garden Trugs on Gardenista.
Above: The Large Waves Bowl by Renaud Sauvé of Ateliers des Cents-Ans is $350 CAD ($268 USD) at Mjölk.
Above: Two baskets from designer Ingegerd Råman’s Viktigt collection hang on the wall (John and Juli use them to cover food). You can find the baskets in Ikea stores and for something similar online, see the Viktigt Bamboo Dish for $16.99.
Above: Mjölk’s Large Round Bamboo Basket is handmade in Kyoto, Japan for $60 CAD ($46 USD).
Above: The Sinnerlig Jar with Lid designed by Ilse Crawford for Ikea is $14.99.
Above: A set of four Iittala’s Clear Lempi Glasses is $74.99 at Amazon. The glasses are featured in our posts 10 Easy Pieces: Space-Saving Stackable Drinking Glasses and 10 Easy Pieces: The New Short Wine Glass.
Above: The Öslands Kastlösa Rag Rug (€89 or $100 USD) is one of many vintage Swedish rag rugs available at Rugs of Sweden.
For more from Juli and John, see our posts:
- Steal This Look: A Scandi-Meets-Japanese Kitchen
- Daring Color Ideas to Steal from the Finn Juhl House in Copenhagen
- A Perfect Day in Toronto